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Jack & the Beanstalk
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The children and the young at heart are in
for a real treat! A fun contemporary version of Jack
and the Beanstalk. This English
fairy tale was popularized by Joseph Jacobs.
This version is from the great BBC Online site for Kids - England, it is fully animated with sound, suitable for all ages! Don't miss it!
Activity #1: Read Jack and the Beanstalk
and the Beanstalk -- BBC Online
Have fun discussing reading and discussing the story!
This story has endless possibilities for activities and topics here
are only two approaches:
1. Science - Plants: One topic that can be a great
learning experience is to do activities related to plants and how
2 . Nutrition > ChooseMyPlate > Beans
Jack grows a beanstalk. Visit the ChooseMyPlate links below
and learn about the nutritional value of beans in our diet.
Beans (dry or green) are in the vegetables
group. Dry beans are also part of the protein
foods group. Explore and
taste different types of beans.
2. Alphabet Letter J: Practice Jj is for Jack is
also appropriate as an activity. The coloring page below can be
helpful to present this concept.
Choose whichever approach or do both at different times. These
can be adapted for ages 2 to 6.
Topic / Theme 1: Plants & How Seeds Grow:
After activity #1 - reading the story:
1. Science Activity #2: Growing my Beanstalk
Grow a bean plant indoors in a small sturdy pot, once it sprouts
insert a 6-9 inch thin branch or stick, gently in the pot and help the
plant climb the branch. Help your child make a small drawing of
himself and tape to the top of the branch to pretend he is
"Jack" climbing. the beanstalk.
Learning About Plants Craft (2+)
Visit the following activities and instructions to make a wonderful
and easy craft to learn about plants and how seeds grow.
2. Activity #4: Coloring Pages and Alphabet
Climbing the Beanstalk to include with these activities to
practice alphabet letter J is for Jack.
* Letter G: soft sound G Giant and hard G for Goose: The
Giant and Goose
DLTK's Crafts for Kids has a number of great support materials and
printable crafts to incorporate to this story.
Climbing the Beanstalk
Giant and Goose
Craft and activities:
Learning About Plants Craft
*materials to color or paint with
*paper or construction paper
Bean seeds for Learn about Plants Activity